Michigan State vs Oregon: 5 players who deserve the game ball

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) looks for the play call during the fourth quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans beat the Ducks 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Heisman odds were released by Las Vegas and Connor Cook’s stock seemed to rise even after yet another average overall performance against the Ducks. His odds went from 25/1 after week one’s win over Western Michigan to 12/1 odds after the Oregon game.

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Although his stock might be rising, his overall play hasn’t been up to par or what we are used to from the senior quarterback.

Despite the average numbers from Saturday night’s win over Oregon, Cook played well enough to give the Spartans the best chance to succeed. He protected the ball, besides one silly interception thrown into double coverage, and was fairly accurate, completing 20-of-32 passes.

Cook earned the game ball because of his ability to step up and lead the Spartans to victory in yet another big game. Cook’s record as starter of Michigan State is now 25-3 and his performance in big-time games keeps looking better.

You can never count Michigan State out when Cook is under center and he proved that once again with a 192-yard, two-touchdown performance against the seventh-best team in the country.

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